Dairy farmers' smiles return

Since last year's low final price of $3.90, dairy income will soar by $4.2 billion once this season's final payout has ...

Loan payments, repairs and infrastructure are priorities for dairy farmers in the wake of better prices.

Supplements increase profit

Good quality well-managed pasture is an excellent feed for dairy cows - if only cows could graze more of it, says Howard ...

OPINION: Maximise competitive advantage of cheap surplus protein in pasture with supplements.

Big changes for Century farm

Waikato Century Farm award winners Alan (left) Les and Gwen Syme.

Change is the only constant when you're farming and this Waikato family has seen more than most.

Central Otago growers blossom

Roxburgh fruit grower Jack Gilchrist shows his pruning skills in the Central Otago Young Fruit Growers Competition last year.

 Young growers are gearing up for a Central Otago competition.

Mixed bag for meat and arable

Lamb prices have surprised this year, while a forecast price rise in wool failed to eventuate.

Sheep, beef, and cropping farmers had an up and down farming year in Southland.

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Supplements increase total profit

Good quality well-managed pasture is an excellent feed for dairy cows - if only cows could graze more of it, says Howard ...

Using supplements to maximise our competitive advantage of cheap surplus protein in pasture makes perfect economic sense, says a consultant.

Understanding base and marginal milk

Dairy nutrionist Howard de Klerk wants to correct a misperception.

Farmers' immigration fears

Big benefits for farmers in data ownership

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

A Guy who worked for the community

Malcolm Guy at a Federated Farmers annual meeting at Orlando Country near Marton.

9:38 AM  Malcolm Guy, who was a regional councillor, a longtime member of Federated Farmers, and a Levin dairy farmer dies

Supplements increase total profit

Using supplements to maximise our competitive advantage of cheap surplus protein in pasture makes perfect economic sense, says a consultant.

Anne and Paul Jarman on the farm at Essendon, near Darfield in Canterbury.

Family farm changes with times over 154 years

9:07 AM  In their 154 years on the same Canterbury land, Paul Jarman's family has lived through enormous change in farming, from wheat to lamb and now dairy farming.

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Supplements increase total profit

Good quality well-managed pasture is an excellent feed for dairy cows - if only cows could graze more of it, says Howard ...

Using supplements to maximise our competitive advantage of cheap surplus protein in pasture makes perfect economic sense, says a consultant.

More milk to come from north

New Zealand will struggle to be a significant player in dairy demand in next five years.

Farmers should maximise their overall profitability, not focusing solely on reducing costs per milksolid.

Understanding base and marginal milk

Dairy nutrionist Howard de Klerk wants to correct a misperception.

aquaculture

'Promising' results for reseeded paua

A curious seal keeps an eye on diver Jacob Radon during the paua survey last week.

Video surveys and genetic sampling used to monitor paua growth in Marlborough Sounds.

There's money in seaweed

Oyster farmers in the Sounds want to branch out into seaweed, producing the likes of giant kelp, sea lettuce and wakame.

Reni Gargiulo of Kiwi Kai, left and Donna Wells of Finest Kind are off to the Bluff for the Oyster Festival.

Bluff road trip to fly Nelson's seafood flag

Nelson seafood set to star(fish) at Bluff Oyster Festival

beef

Mixed bag for meat and arable farmers

Lamb prices have surprised this year, while a forecast price rise in wool failed to eventuate.

Sheep, beef, and cropping farmers had an up and down farming year in Southland.

More value please from meat exports

There's room to grow more value from red meat exports into China.

Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton says southern plants are safe from closure this season.

Other meat plants axe-free for now

Silver Fern Farms confirms other plants are safe, for now.

Sheep

Family farm changes with times over 154 years

Anne and Paul Jarman on the farm at Essendon, near Darfield in Canterbury.

9:07 AM  In their 154 years on the same Canterbury land, Paul Jarman's family has lived through enormous change in farming, from wheat to lamb and now dairy farming.

Other meat plants axe-free for now

Silver Fern Farms confirms other plants are safe, for now.

Lamb prices have surprised this year, while a forecast price rise in wool failed to eventuate.

Mixed bag for meat and arable farmers

Sheep, beef, and cropping farmers had an up and down farming year in Southland.

cropping

Family farm changes with times over 154 years

Anne and Paul Jarman on the farm at Essendon, near Darfield in Canterbury.

9:07 AM  In their 154 years on the same Canterbury land, Paul Jarman's family has lived through enormous change in farming, from wheat to lamb and now dairy farming.

Dunedin company celebrates 150 years

Harraways is celebrating 150 years of oats.

Lamb prices have surprised this year, while a forecast price rise in wool failed to eventuate.

Mixed bag for meat and arable farmers

Sheep, beef, and cropping farmers had an up and down farming year in Southland.

agribusiness

Waikato farmers create health and safety app

Horsham Downs dairy farmers Megan Owen Jason Ham have created the Orange Cross app to try and simplify health and safety ...

Orange Cross is a new app designed to make it easier to achieve compliance around heath and safety.

Mock surgeries a reminder for ill farmers

A new Health Hub with a giant bowel and mock surgeries has been added to Mystery Creek.

Ursula and Mark Haywood say their company has grown in profile thanks to winning the IP and Commercialisation Award at ...

Innovation awards win boosts business

 Cambridge-based company, Antahi Innovations, has gone from strength to strength after winning an innovations award.

Discovery

Too soon for the robot milker?

De Laval's automatic milking rotary (AMR) on a farm in Tasmania.

DairyNZ scientist Brian Dela Rue takes a closer look at farmer-less milking, where cows move quietly and efficiently through robotic milking machines.

Keeping the cows in good nick

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

A drone is just a vehicle that might carry some useful technology.

The lowdown on drones

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

rural women

First aid courses save lives

Merv Utting, Grant "Jock" Wyllie, and Garry Woods and his dog Quid.

OPINION: Three wives in three homes kissed husbands goodbye and wished them safe travels. Only two of these guys came home.

Dairy Woman of Year awarded

Rakaia farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman is the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. 

Boxes of green kiwifruit are stored in Whitehall's refrigerated warehouse next to the packhouse.

Long road to recovery from Psa

Mark and Robyn Gardiner have gone through Psa and are out the other side.

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The race for the best grass

 Brad Voullaire may have started off a grass-race in New Plymouth.

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